Annual Tripartite Partnership review meeting New York, 19-20 June 2019

GANHRI-UNDP-OHCHR Tripartite Partnership Programme

21/06/2019 New York – National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) are central to strengthening national human rights systems. Supporting NHRIs to be more effective at both national and global levels is vital. Since 2011, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and GANHRI have been working together at creating synergies to strengthen capacity of NHRIs in different regions.

Every year since 2013, the three partners meet in New York, together with the four Regional Networks of NHRIs, to discuss how to strengthen our collaborative support to NHRIs’ action at national, regional and international level.

Moving forward, the partners of the GANHRI-UNDP-OHCHR Tripartite Partnership programme intend to strengthen support to NHRIs and their global and regional networks in areas including SDGs, corruption and human rights, state of reprisals and responses, UN reform processes and the implementation of the Global Compact for Migration.

The New York yearly encounter is also an opportunity for GANHRI and the Regional Networks of NHRIs (APF, ENNHRI, NANHRI and RINDHCA) to explore further opportunities to collaborate and coordinate support to NHRIs.

This time in particular GANHRI and the four Regional Networks had a very productive and collaborative session facilitated by Dr Lone Lindholt, in the framework of the new strategic plan for GANHRI, which is due to be adopted by the GANHRI General Assembly next spring.

In the framework of the strategic tripartite partnership, GANHRI Chair, Carlos Alfonso Negret Mosquera, and Secretary, Ali Bin Samikh Al-Marri, had a series of high-level meeting, including with the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to discuss UN system-wide cooperation in support of NHRIs worldwide.